iPhone Owners Can Sue Apple Over App Store Monopoly
U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IPHONE OWNERS CAN SUE APPLE FOR ALLEGED MONOPOLY WITH ITS ITUNES APP STORE
(CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a group of iPhone owners can sue Apple over its App Store.
The group claims Apple is violating antitrust laws by acting as a monopoly.
The case is from a 2011 class-action lawsuit.
It alleges Apple encouraged app developers to raise their prices in response to Apple taking a 30% cut of app sales.
They claim consumers have been hurt by this practice, because apple does not let customers download apps from any other source besides the iTunes app store.
Apple released a response, saying it’s confident it will ultimately win the case.
It also said, “The App Store is not a monopoly by any metric. developers set the price they want to charge for their app and Apple has no role in that.”